Month: May 2011

Abhimata Deta

“Prabhu always resides in Chitrakuta alongside Sita and Lakshmana. For those who chant Shri Rama’s holy name, the Lord fulfills all their desires, says Tulsi.” (Dohavali, 4) citrakūṭa saba dina basata prabhu siya lakhana sameta| rāma nāma japa jāpakahi tulasī… Read More ›

Thankful for the Name

"O Vishnu! It is only by the grace of Thy Name that we are capable of offering hymns to Thee. So we should adore and pray to Thy NAMA alone." (Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Nama-bhajana) Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, the celebrated Vaishnava… Read More ›

Speed of the Mind

“Underneath a banyan tree in Panchavati alongside Sita and Lakshmana, Prabhu is looking especially beautiful. This vision gives all auspiciousness, says Tulsidas.” (Dohavali, 3) pañcabaṭī baṭa biṭapa tara sītā lakhana sameta| sohata tulasīdāsa prabhu sakala sumaṇgala deta || Tulsidas herein… Read More ›

Following Your Nature

"If you do not act according to My direction and do not fight, then you will be falsely directed. By your nature, you will have to be engaged in warfare." (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 18. 59) Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality… Read More ›

Showing Flowers

“Tulsidas says that the Lord is looking especially beautiful joined with Sita and Lakshmana. The demigods are happily showering flowers from the sky, and the whole place has a good aura and good qualities.” (Dohavali, 2) sītā lakhana sameta prabhu… Read More ›

Krishna’s Song

“For any person who is chanting the holy name either softly or loudly, the paths to liberation and even heavenly happiness are at once open.” (Padma Purana) The Vedas and their followers claim that the world we currently occupy is… Read More ›

Sakala Kalyana

“Meditating on Shri Rama, who has Janaki to His left and Lakshmana to His right, brings all auspiciousness and is your wish-fulfilling tree, O Tulsi.” (Dohavali, 1) rāma bāma disi jānakī lakhana dāhinī ora| dhyāna sakala kalyānamaya surataru tulasī tora… Read More ›

Muscle Memory

“This institutional function of human society is known as the system of varnashrama-dharma, which is quite natural for the civilized life. The varnashrama institution is constructed to enable one to realize the Absolute Truth. It is not for artificial domination… Read More ›

Entering Lanka

“Entering the auspicious city, which is under a curse and protected by the king of Rakshasas, O Lord of monkeys, do you freely roam about everywhere and search for the chaste daughter of King Janaka at your pleasure.” (Lanka speaking… Read More ›

Proof by Example

“Who could list the innumerable transcendental qualities of Prahlada Maharaja? He had unflinching faith in Vasudeva, Lord Krishna [the son of Vasudeva], and unalloyed devotion to Him. His attachment to Lord Krishna was natural because of his previous devotional service…. Read More ›